Welcome to the Tuesday Boil!
That last bit of the game was a little hard to watch. Did Framber stay in a little too long? Why is it so hard to get a hit with runners in scoring position? Hard to believe with the 5-1 final score, but Houston outhit Miami, eight-to-seven. In the world of small favors and “moral victories,” at least Framber Valdez finished with a Quality Start (one of the four runs he allowed was unearned).
Houston Astros News
Three straight home runs power Marlins past Astros (reuters.com)
Houston Astros: Framber Valdez plagued by more home runs (houstonchronicle.com)
Houston Astros: Marlins’ Yuli Gurriel to get his World Series ring (houstonchronicle.com)
“Cheaters” Houston Astros Suddenly Gain Momentum as College Baseball Team Stirs Up Controversial Trash Can Past Along With Thousands (essentiallysports.com)
Seems like a lot of people are tired of this, and not just us. The only ones who keep going on are Dodger and Yankee fans, and they’ll never stop. That’s ok, though. Flags fly forever.
AL West News
Dazzling Max Scherzer helped Rangers rotation form Texas’ ‘backbone’ (dallasnews.com)
Here’s how the Rangers plan to manage Jonah Heim and Mitch Garver (dallasnews.com)
Oakland A’s fail to hold another lead as road woes continue (theparadiseng.com)
Walker’s bases-loaded triple sparks the Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the A’s (pressdemocrat.com)
The St. Louis Cardinals will play baseball games against the Oakland Athletics (vivaelbirdos.com)
I just think the title is funny.
Blanco’s squeeze bunt gives the Royals wild 7-6 win vs. Mariners (fultonsun.com)
Mariners aim to bounce back after run of walk-off losses (deadspin.com)
MLB News (mlb.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
RHP Jorge De Leon (36) pitched in 19 games for Houston in 2013 and 2014. Over 17 1⁄3 innings, he pitched to a 6.08 FIP and a 1.788 WHIP. It was his only major league exposure.
LHP Oliver Pérez was a literal journeyman pitcher, playing in 703 games for eight different teams over 20 years. In 2015, he struck out 14 in 12 innings for Houston, with a 3.97 FIP and a 1.500 WHIP.